14th economic blueprint on the table for Beijing meeting

China | 29 Sep 2020 10:16 am

Proposals for drawing up the 14th Five-Year (2021-2025) Plan for economic and social development and future targets for 2035 will be assessed during the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party, it was announced.

The committee will gather from October 26 to 29 in Beijing, according to a decision made at a CPC Central Committee Political Bureau meeting on Monday, the state media said.

The final version of the plan will be released at next year's National People's Congress in March 2021. 

President Xi Jinping, presided over the meeting.

The party said it has solicited public opinion online to compile the 14th economic plan since August 15, and Xi presided over a series of symposiums to directly listen to the opinions and suggestions, a statement said.

The first plan was in 1953. A total of 13 five-year plans have been made and implemented except for a period of economic adjustment between 1963 and 1965.


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